Shastra Quiz

Shastra Quiz 27

This quiz is designed to motivate you to study the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava scriptures in specific, and the Sad Darshanas in general, which are necessary to understand Gauḍīya philosophy properly.



Jnana or knowledge related to bhakti is also part of bhakti. In fact, hearing, which includes studying shastra, is the first limb of bhakti. Learning, followed by consolidating and then testing our knowledge in the form of a quiz is a fun and effective way to help us retain information.

This quiz is in multiple-choice questions format. (MCQs). If you see the response that you anticipated simply click on it. The quiz will immediately show which answers are correct or incorrect so we can learn as we go.

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How does Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī refute pariccheda-vāda (the theory of division), which states that the form and name of material objects are products of māyā and thus constitute only the empirical reality; they do not exist at the absolute or ontological level?

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According to Śrī Īśvara Kṛṣṇa in his Sāṅkhya-kārikā, the effect is present in the cause because ... ?

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Which potency of Bhagavān upholds the existence of the individual ātmās and prakṛti?

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Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī stresses that Bhagavān’s energies have two important features: they are trans-rational (acintyatva) and intrinsic to Him (svābhāvikatva). What is the import of "trans-rational"?

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By virtue of His inscrutable, inherent potency, the singular Ultimate Reality eternally manifests in which of the following forms?

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What is Lakṣaṇā-vṛtti?

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According to Jīva Gosvāmī, Śrīmad Bhāgavata describes which of the following basic subjects?

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What is daśamas-tvam-asi-nyāya?

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When Sanātana Gosvāmī approached Śrī Caitanya to inquire about the spiritual path, what was his first question?

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Which of the following statements were said by Śrī Nārada to Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira in Śrīmad Bhāgavata (7.15.22-25)?

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